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School Year Information

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Use this back-to-school resource hub to find everything you need to start the school year off right - from school menus to bus routes, we've got you covered!

The first day of the 2024-25 school year for grades K-12 is Tuesday, September 3, 2024.

Developmental Preschool and Bright Futures K begins on Wednesday, September 11, 2024.
We're excited to welcome scholars to our buildings after a relaxing summer break. We've engaged in deep planning and professional development to build upon best practices and offer culturally responsive and relevant lesson plans so all scholars can feel connected to their learning. Below, you'll find helpful information related to this school year, including quick links to common information, helpful back to school articles, an overview of what is new this year, and more.

We look forward to seeing all of you soon!

On This Page:

  • Quick Links
  • Explore What's New This Year
  • Back to School Stories
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Quick Links

Need to contact someone? Search our Staff Directory or find who to contact in our Who to Contact Guide.

Enrollment and Verfication

Ensure your child can start school on time by completing the enrollment or verification process by Monday, September 3.

Get Started

School Supplies

Most school supplies are provided by FWPS at no cost and will be distributed to your child at school.

Learn more

Bus Routes

Starting August 21, look up your child's bus route which includes pick-up and drop-off times and locations. Plus, view information about alternative routes, in the event of inclement weather or poor road conditions.



Bell Schedules

Find out what time your child's school day begins and ends, including early dismissal and early release days.

View bell schedules

Childcare Resources

FWPS is proud to partner with Right At School to offer before and after childcare at every elementary and K-8 site throughout the school year.

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School Year Calendar

Check dates for early dismissal, early release days, school breaks, holidays, and more. Calendars are available for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 school years.

View Calendars

Required Immunizations

All scholars must be up to date on routine childhood immunizations to start the school year. Be sure to review the requirements, particularly for children entering PK, kindergarten, and grade 7.

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Free School Meals

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost each school day, regardless of free and reduced eligibility status. 

View Menus

Staying Safe

Student safety is a top priority. Learn and share information with your child to keep them aware of their surroundings and safe to and from school.

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What To Know About The 2024-25 School Year

Back to School Stories

Frequently Asked Questions